One for the petrolheads today, as we preview the new Alfa Romeo 4C sports coupe. Apparently this is the world’s first production car to feature “prepreg” carbon fibre technology. Exciting, huh? Carbon fibre was chosen for the one-piece monocoque due its high levels of structural rigidity and exceptionally low weight (a trifling 65kg) and the car has been constructed using sophisticated Formula 1-derived technologies. If nothing else, we hope they retain those snazzy Italian-flag wing mirrors in the production model. Francesco Bernouilli would be so proud.
No mention of price yet, but you can bet your bottom dollar (and presumably the other 99,999 dollars resting on top of your bottom dollar) that she’ll cost you quite the pretty penny when she finally drops. Yes, we know we’ve mixed our currencies there, but “quite the pretty cent” doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?
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